A Colour Explosion from the Heart

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Inspire Me, Inspire You

"INSPIRE ME, INSPIRE YOU" is the name I decided to give this page of the website, because I felt it needed a section dedicated to a slightly more extensive description of what lies behind the inspiration, and that is, life itself... the ups and the downs, the beauty, the adventure, the reality (whether happy or harsh) and most importantly the effect other people have on us. You can expect a reasonable variety in topics that I hope will "enrich" your life in some way, or at least amuse you ;-)

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In my ELEMENT...

Posted by Alexandra S on November 18, 2018 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello there!

It's been a while since I last updated the blog... well, actually since I moved back to Greece from Sweden. On that note, I have been asked numerous times how I feel about this "big" change and how different things are for me now. Truthfully, there is a mixture of feelings, but what certainly prevails is happiness and a refreshed and more vivid appetite to take on new challenges and embark on ...

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THE RETURN

Posted by Alexandra S on September 29, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)


It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step - it was Lao Tzu, for the record - it is that step I decided to take several months ago when I decided to leave Sweden after 10 years and return to Greece. It was by no means a decision I took light-heartedly. Very careful consideration was taken of actual circumstances and what would lie ahead of me should I decide to stay. Thoughts I had mulled over for the last couple of years, over and ove...

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IERAPETRA - The Unexplored (Crete)

Posted by Alexandra S on June 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


From West to East. From Chania, Rethymno, the Samaria Gorge and Herakleion... to a hidden bit of charm in the southeastern part of Crete lies IERAPETRA. Possibly not the first place that would spring to mind if you were to visit Crete... but I can assure you it is a place you would not want to miss next time you go!!! :-) 

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"Chrissi Island" - Eastern Crete's Little Paradise

Posted by Alexandra S on June 10, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Last summer I spent an amazing week exploring the island of Crete where every single day and every hour has been imprinted on my mind in the best way. The last couple of days were spent at Ierapetra, the southeastern side of the island; a beautiful location that deserves its own post. It goes without saying that what makes a place truly magical is its people, and Crete is definitely no exception. What made this trip even more magical was experiencing a visit on the little islan...

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POROS - A beautiful "outsider"

Posted by Alexandra S on May 25, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I admit that when it comes to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, I have always had a weakness for two of them - Spetses and Hydra - but after last year's visit on the occasion of a press trip with the Estonian state TV channel and the travel documentary "Travel with me", I got to know the island of Poros a little bit better.

Having spent most of the day shooting at Delphi and Arachova, we left the port of Pireaus around ...

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ATHENS - The SNFCC Project: Not your ordinary City Break!

Posted by Alexandra S on May 3, 2018 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Time and time again I get asked one question I never get tired of answering: "What should I not miss on my upcoming trip to Athens?"

Year after year, Athens has been transforming into one of the most desirable, not to mention remarkable, city break destinations. Being an Athenian myself, I could not be more proud! Be it award-winning titles of european or global recognition or words of praise and gratitude, Athens alwa...

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CRETE - HERAKLEION ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Posted by Alexandra S on March 14, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A visit to Crete www.incrediblecrete.gr would not be complete without experiencing a day at the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Last summer I had the good luck to be staying at a beautiful hotel right next to the Museum, so immediately after breakfast, I made my way over. I knew I only had a couple of hours available till I'd leave for Ierapetra. 

If I could honestly descr...

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HYDRA - Athens City Break

Posted by Alexandra S on March 3, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

ATHENS is a beautiful and vibrant city to visit, and a 3-day city break would be perfect to get a first feel of the Athens vibe. The history, the culture, the arts, the music, the food... the seaside possibilities you have all around...  Surely, one visit is not enough, but it's a start. Athens is also an amazing place for business travelers too as it provides many possibilities within convetion tourism, meetings and incentives. 

What is ev...

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TURQUOISE WONDERS - KOUFONISSIA

Posted by Alexandra S on February 26, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Each journey I take, each memory I add to my mind and heart... and every scent that stays with me, is a piece of inspiration I enjoy conveying to curious and like-minded adventurers ready to embark on their own journey.

In my mind's eye...nothing is more "contagious" than good energy, genuine excitement and a real story... 

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COMFORT ZONES

Posted by Alexandra S on February 21, 2018 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)
I think it was Saturday... or Sunday. We met up at one of my favorite coffee spots, ESPRESSO HOUSE on Kungsgatan, in Stockholm. I had only briefly met Hasse through one of our contacts, Jonas Henningsson, who works for the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Our initial acquaintance was made during a mingle session at the TUR Travel Fair in Gothenburg some years ago. With some people we just click well, and that was the case with Hasse.

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